Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the NWT. However, the PWNHC is "more than a museum". In addition to its exhibits, education, collections, and conservation programs, the PWNHC houses the NWT Archives, provides technical, logistic, and financial support to individuals and organizations involved in cultural activities and the arts, and authorizes archaeological studies in the NWT.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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a74429
Fort Worth, TX165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This is a great museum for learning about NWT and Inuit heritage. Lots of artifacts and momentos locally from Yellowknife and throughout NWT. The animal dioramas are very well done and make great photo opportunities. One of my favorite exhibits shows a very large contemporary moose-skin canoe, made by Inuit families using the same types of tools as their ancestors. It’s incredibly impressive to see in person. I was welcomed by museum staff when I walked in, and he very kindly gave me a quick overview of the galleries and layout of the museum. There’s no cost, but donations are welcome. This is a great place to visit while you’re waiting on those 4 hours of daylight to show up
Written December 17, 2023
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C&D-Happy
Victoria, Canada84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Fantastic Museum with tons of history and information about indigenous life.
The displays are quite unique and provide great information about the northern lifestyle over the years.
Written December 12, 2023
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magook
North Sydney, Canada60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We had already spent some time in Fort Providence on the water and visiting some indigenous friends camps so some of the displays reinforced what we had experienced. Nice size museum, the kids play area was awesome and nicest washrooms I’ve ever been in!
Written June 27, 2023
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Excellent museum. Lots of physical and cultural exhibits. Kinda busy. Unseasonably warm, which suited me being from south Florida.
Written May 13, 2023
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227Lesley
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is an excellent and free museum! Your experience is enhanced by using the free audiotours - I especially liked the tracks about poop! The staff was lovely as well, giving us a complete run down when we arrived. There's a great kids area for playing. Being from the American south, I knew nothing really at all about the history of the area, and I have a better appreciation of it. I would like to know more about mining and other ways of making a living of the current population.
Written March 29, 2023
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Samuel E
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
A place where one can get a sense of this land's history. Make sure you give it about an hour....it's worth it. Make sure to listen to the voice of the locals and their songs.
Written March 18, 2023
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TerryKarl
Renton, WA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Easy audio tour. Allow about 1 1/2-2 hrs. Lots of First People's audio accounts of experiences. Very interesting and worth the trip
Written March 10, 2023
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LORRETTA S
Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It should be named the Yellowknife Heritage Centre. If you are visiting Yellowknife, take the hour or so and visit this very well done museum. It provides cultural information as well as info on animals that the local people depend(ed) on. It's an easy walk from Explorer Hotel or Chateau Nova (except if it's -28 outside like it was for us, you can call a cab!) We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written February 28, 2023
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Yip Yip
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
A great place to visit and learn. Plenty of exhibits with animals, artwork, and the massive moose skin boat! Free and great for spending an hour or two.
Written February 25, 2023
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Chris S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
When it's a really cold day, there isn't a better thing to do than to hangout in a warm and comprehensively interesting museum. We really enjoyed a few hours spent in all of the different areas. As well, we met some local ladies learning how to sew traditional Nordic jackets, and young mothers in the play area.
Written February 25, 2023
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